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There's a Monster Heatwave Coming To The UK From Morocco

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There's a Monster Heatwave Coming To The UK From Morocco

Don't put your factor 50 away just yet, people. There's a monster heatwave on the horizon and it's coming from Morocco.

The Great British Heatwave is said to return this weekend, blasting temperatures well into the thirties for at least another two weeks.

It's the hottest summer since 1976, and, whether you're a fan of the heat or not, it's time you started preparing for the African heat that's making its way across the Atlantic.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

Public Health England has warned that we should aim to keep out of the sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm, and to walk in the shade whenever possible.

Dr Thomas Waite from Public Health England said: "Temperatures are likely to rise on Friday, through the weekend and potentially into next week.

"Older people, the young and those with long-term conditions such as heart and lung diseases may struggle to adapt.

"Keep out of the sun from 11am-3pm, walk in shade and use sunscreen. Wear a hat if you go out in heat and carry water when travelling."

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

But it's not going to be all blue skies and sunshine.

Yes it will be over 30 degrees, but clouds have been forecasted a long with a building pressure of humidity and thunderstorms.

A forecast issued by the Met Office said: "The temperatures in many places - and the humidity - will be back on the rise."


Heat we can handle, but humidity is a completely different ball game.

We'll be grumpy from a lack of sleep due to the 'unbearable' conditions and we'll also be agitated by our ever-growing heads of hair, making us all look like Monica in that episode of Friends.

Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, Will Lang, said: "High temperatures may set off some heavy showers and thunderstorms, which in some places could be slow-moving and persistent, bringing a risk of flooding.



"Should they develop, in the heaviest showers, some places could see a 30mm of rain in an hour, which would likely bring flooding impacts particularly should this fall on an urban area."

Still, we can't complain. We've had a scorcher of a summer and the heat doesn't seem to be leaving us any time soon.

So get yourselves a cold drink and acquaint yourself with the Moroccan Monster, just don't forget to take your brolly just in case.

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Topics: Met Office, Weather, UK News, heatwave

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